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Blackburn fans call for the sacking of Steve Kean

Steve Kean is coming under increasing pressure as Blackburn Rovers’ season ticket holders call for his replacement by former boss Mark Hughes.

Steve Kean
Steve Kean
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FANS OF BLACKBURN Rovers have written an open letter to the club’s owners, Venky’s, calling for the sacking of manager Steve Kean and better communication between the club and its supporters.

The Indian owners have been supportive of Kean, who had no managerial experience before taking over from Sam Allardyce last season, backing him in the transfer market with signings such as David Goodwillie and Scott Dann.

However, the Scot has only managed six wins in 26 games and the Ewood Park support believe that former manager Mark Hughes – out of a job since leaving Fulham last season – is the man to come in and steady the ship.

“The fans were willing to give Steve Kean a chance and were very open-minded about an appointment of a very inexperienced manager, somebody who had never managed a professional football team in his life,” began the letter from Blackburn season ticket holders, as reported in the Daily Telegraph.

“The sense that any game was winnable under Mark Hughes has been replaced by the sense of expecting defeat against any team either home or away that now exists under Kean.

“There are odd team line-ups where under-performing players such as Jason Roberts and Michel Salgado continue to play whereas goalscorers Mauro Formica and David Goodwillie drop to the bench.

“A very real fear for the future is now setting on Rovers fans. Numbers speak louder then words. More than 1,000 season tickets down on last season?”

For much more on this story, click on the Daily Telegraph’s site here >

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